About Us

About 60° Pharmaceuticals

Our company history and mission

60° Pharmaceuticals (60P) was founded in 2010 with a mission to realize new ways to improve and extend people’s lives by discovering, developing, and distributing new best-in-class medicines for treatment and prevention of tropical diseases.

Return for investors

Our core business is delivering tropical disease drug research and development while providing an attractive ROI.

Our collaborative approach

60P has embraced an open innovation approach to reduce the time, cost, and risk needed to build a portfolio of drug discovery and development projects. We collaborate with leading research institutions in the United States, Australia, and Singapore to discover and develop medications for tropical diseases.

Our vision

Our intention is to become the trusted leader in changing the practice of antimalarial treatment and forging new weapons to combat these life-threatening tropical diseases.

Operations:
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (U.S.)

Research & Development: Australia and Singapore

Executive Committee

Geoffrey Dow, Chief Executive and Founder

 

As a co-founder and CEO of 60P, Dr. Geoffrey Dow brings more than 20 years of product development experience in tropical diseases and has an extensive publication and patent history. His decades of hands-on experience include 13 years in key leadership and advisory roles in the antimalarial drug development program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity.

 

At 60P, Geoff is integrally involved in management of the tafenoquine development program. He was awarded a PhD in veterinary and biomedical sciences by Murdoch University, Australia, and received his MBA from the University of Maryland, USA. As an inventor and contributor on eight patent applications, Geoff’s ultimate goal is the discovery, development, and regulatory approval of one or more drugs for a tropical disease.

Tyrone Miller, Chief Financial Officer and Director

 

Beyond managing 60P’s accounting and tax issues, Ty leverages his 15 years of CPA experience across the public and private sectors to interact with government, nonprofit, and corporate partners regarding matters of market entry, due diligence, and investment-related decisions.

 

Prior to joining 60P, Ty established a proprietary tax and accounting practice, Miller Tax Advisory, where he is the principal. Ty earned a BBA at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, and obtained his CPA license in Maryland.

Douglas Loock, Vice President of Global Commercial Operations

 

Doug brings more than two decades of pharmaceutical marketing and business development experience to his role as 60P’s commercial operations lead.

 

During his career, Doug has lead efforts in launching 11 products into the U.S. healthcare marketplace. He has extensive domestic and international experience in product life-cycle management and business development. He has created sales, marketing, and project teams that routinely exceeded corporate financial expectations.

 

He has held numerous positions in the bio-pharma industry, including vice president and executive director at the American Red Cross, Biomedical Services and the vice president of Sales and Marketing at Biotest Pharmaceuticals. Doug is also an entrepreneur, managing his own consulting business. He has a B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond and a MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Jennifer Herz, Director

 

As 60P’s head consultant, Jennifer brings over 20 years of commercial, business development, and scientific affairs experience in the bio-pharma industry. Her background is very vaccine focused. As the first managing director of Sanofi Pasteur in Australia, she developed the company into a major provider of vaccines in Australia, commercially launching five new vaccines. She was also the founding chair of the Medicines Australia Vaccine Industry Group and served on the Board of Medicines Australia.

 

Her concurrent position is as managing director at Biointelect Pty. Ltd., a life science consulting organization. Jennifer previously held the position of senior director at Astra Zeneca Europe.

 

Since 2007, Jennifer has worked as a consultant in both Europe and Australia to both biotech companies and multinational pharmas, assisting with strategic planning, market access, public affairs, medical, regulatory and scientific affairs, and training.

Bryan Smith, Chief Medical Officer

 

With over 20 years of medical experience, including six years as the product manager of antimalarial drugs for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Bryan brings a valuable skill set to 60P. He has held many positions and ranks during his career—just a few being director at the Clinical Trials Center, Department of Immunology and Medicine; research physician at the Department of Enteric Diseases; principal medical consultant at Clinical Network Services; and U.S. Army colonel and force surgeon.

 

His very strong academic background is punctuated by 16 publications since 2004. He completed his Doctor of Medicine from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1992.

429,000

Deaths annually in endemic countries from malaria

125,000,000

Travelers to endemic regions per annum

390,000,000

Dengue infections per year

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